Category Archives: coming of age

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson About: Andie Walker knows exactly what she wants in life. Her junior year summer will be spent in a pre-pre med program and she can’t wait. Everything is going as planned until her program … Continue reading

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God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya

God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya About: Vivek Shraya’s first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates the complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging. God … Continue reading

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Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman  About:  Shusterman says that he wanted to write about an empath and thus, Bruiser was born.  The blurb in Smith’s on-line catalog states “Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled … Continue reading

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Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom This Book’s about: “Blind sixteen-year-old Parker Grant navigates friendships and romantic relationships, including a run-in with a boy who previously broke her heart, while coping with her father’s recent death”- Provided … Continue reading

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The Indigo Notebook

The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau About: Fifteen-year-old Zeeta’s life with her free-spirited mother, Layla, is not what anyone would call normal.  Just as she finally feels at home in one exotic location, her mother decides it is time to … Continue reading

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We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson About: Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that … Continue reading

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Skink – No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

Skink – No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen About: 14 year old Richard lives in Florida with his mom and somewhat clueless stepdad. His best friend is his cousin, Malley, who has a habit of making very poor choices.  Malley’s parents … Continue reading

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